Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Comedy Central working on local version of ‘Comedians Solve World Problems” for MENA

Comedy Central is expanding globally with Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI) working together to produce MENAs episode of Comedians Solve World Problems. The internationally acclaimed show will have its own local versions in countries like the US, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Brazil. Each episode will have 24 different comedians which will run on [...]

Riaad Moosa show premieres on Vodacom Video Play

Riaad Moosas comedy special, Life Begins, will be the first local title to be available on Vodacoms video-on-demand service, Video Play. As an award-winning comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Riaad Moosa is one of South Africas most famous funny men. His one-man show is accessible for download on the platform. Vodacom stated its affordable video-on-demand service, Video Play, has [...]

BBC and Channels Television roll out new TV programme ‘Gist Nigeria’

BBC and Nigerias Channels Television launch new current affairs programme called Gist Nigeria on Channels TV in Nigeria. The studio-based programme will emphasize on the stories behind the news, with original storytelling and audience interaction via @GistNigeriaTV and its studio in Lagos. Co-produced by Channels Television and the BBC in Nigeria, Gist Nigeria will be a weekly half-hour show for viewers in Nigeria, and on [...]

e.TV Ghana to roll out new TV shows

e.TV Ghana is bringing an array of exciting new shows this April. The introduction of the new shows is part of e.TV Ghanas offer to bring quality television content to it viewers across Ghana. The all new African Womens Voices is a one-hour live television program which will be available every Monday at 4pm with [...]

Discovery offers ‘Real Time’ And ‘Discovery Family’ To StarTimes subscribers across Africa

Discovery, Inc. rolls out channel Real Time across Africa. Since 15 April 2019, the female general entertainment channel is available on StarTimes, alongside Discovery Family which has been accessible on the StarTimes platform since December 2018. The statement follows Discoverys recent renewal with StarTimes earlier this year, which involved the launch of ST Real Time and Discovery [...]

UFC inks multi-year rights deal with Abu Dhabi Media for MENA

Pay-television broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media has obtained exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights in MENA, with the state-run group to roll out a localized OTT service and mobile app in the area. The multi-year deal consists of all live events, pre and post-event programming and all original UFC programming. Live UFC events will also be [...]

SES signed 16 new FTA channels in Benin

The Republic of Benin and SES signed a new agreement, which will be providing 16 new FTA channels to viewers. Part of the deal, a number of HD channels will be aired in Benin, which will a first in HD channels, available over Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) across Africa. According to Darius Quenum, Chairman of [...]

VIPI TV to be launched in Kenya in May

VIPI, a new TV station targeted towards youth culture will be launched in May. The new tv station is to promote and highlight Kenyas booming music industry, to develop local artists and provide young Kenyans with the support to promote their talents.  According to a statement to the media, Its content reflects a series of [...]

Twitter increases its premium video content in MENA

Twitter has revealed over 16 premium video content across sports, entertainment and news. The platform will now provide advertisers with more opportunities with premium video on Twitter; to connect with the most valuable audiences. Across the world, we find that Twitters audience leans in to our partners premium real time video and our advertisers appreciate [...]

StarTimes reduced its Pay-TV price in Kenya

StarTimes is reducing its subscription fees for its Kenyan market by 50 per cent. Viewers will be able to view its Nyota bouquet on a daily basis at $0.25 per day.   The monthly subscription fee has dropped from $42 to $22 on its Classic bouquet, and to $7 for the monthly Nyota rate.StarTimes is also [...]